6 days in Uruguay Itinerary

6 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Cabo Polonio
— 1 night
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2
Punta del Este
— 1 night
Drive
3
Montevideo
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4
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
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Tacuarembo
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Rivera
— 2 nights
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Cabo Polonio

— 1 night
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio and then enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo Polonio trip itinerary site.

Bento Goncalves, Brazil to Cabo Polonio is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bento Goncalves to Cabo Polonio due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for Punta del Este.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

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Punta del Este

— 1 night

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Este takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Este, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Montevideo.
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Montevideo

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Montevideo when traveling from Punta del Este in July, with lows around 7°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Colonia del Sacramento

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 30th (Tue), take a stroll through Barrio Historico.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tacuarembo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Tacuarembo

Established by presidential decree in 1831, Tacuarembo grew over time into the capital of its eponymous department, largely because of its agricultural industry fed by the Tacuarembo river that flows through the northern part of town.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tacuarembo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Tacuarembo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Tacuarembo are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rivera.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Museums · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Rivera

— 2 nights
The capital of the department of the same name, Rivera stands on the border with Brazil, with the city of Santana do Livramento only a street away.
On the 1st (Thu), learn about winemaking at Bodega Cerro Chapeu, look for gifts at Barao Free Shop, then pause for some photo ops at Plaza Internacional, and finally browse the different shops at Melancía Rivera Mall & Free Shops.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rivera tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tacuarembo to Rivera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Tacuarembo in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rivera: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rivera

Shopping · Wineries

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.